Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Kenya, you would:

Health

be 87.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 8.1 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 66.2% more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 97.1% more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 77.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 16.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 91.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 510.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 11.3% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 78.0%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 41.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 16.3% less children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 85.4% more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 45.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 92% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 15.8% less on healthcare


Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 80.0% more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Cabo Verde, that number is 965 km.

Cabo Verde: At a glance

Cabo Verde is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 4,033 sq km. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

How big is Cabo Verde compared to Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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